MICT (NASDAQ:MICT) versus Vishay Precision Group (VPG) Financial Contrast

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Vishay Precision Group (NYSE:VPG) and MICT (NASDAQ:MICT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Vishay Precision Group and MICT, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vishay Precision Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
MICT 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vishay Precision Group presently has a consensus price target of $53.00, suggesting a potential upside of 67.09%. Given Vishay Precision Group’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Vishay Precision Group is more favorable than MICT.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vishay Precision Group and MICT’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vishay Precision Group $254.35 million 1.68 $14.34 million $1.14 27.82
MICT $18.37 million 0.20 -$8.15 million N/A N/A

Vishay Precision Group has higher revenue and earnings than MICT.

Profitability

This table compares Vishay Precision Group and MICT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vishay Precision Group 8.45% 12.63% 8.19%
MICT -20.23% -86.78% -23.26%

Volatility & Risk

Vishay Precision Group has a beta of 0.98, suggesting that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MICT has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its share price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.5% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.2% of MICT shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.5% of Vishay Precision Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.0% of MICT shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Vishay Precision Group beats MICT on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vishay Precision Group Company Profile

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets sensors, sensor-based measurement systems, specialty resistors, and strain gages in Asia, the United States, Israel, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems. The company's product portfolio includes foil resistors, foil strain gages, transducers, load cells, weighing modules, data acquisition systems, and weighing and control systems, as well as sensors that convert mechanical inputs into an electronic signal for display, processing, interpretation, or control by its instrumentation and system products. Its products are primarily used in the military and aerospace, medical, agricultural, steel, and construction sectors for application in waste management, bulk hauling, logging, scale manufacturing, engineering systems, pharmaceutical, oil, chemical, steel, paper, and food industries. The company markets and sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing services companies, and independent distributors, as well as directly to end-use customers. Vishay Precision Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

MICT Company Profile

MICT, Inc. develops, manufactures, integrates, and markets rugged computers, tablets, and computer-based systems and instruments for the commercial, defense, and aerospace markets in the United States, Israel, Europe, and internationally. The company also sells rugged mobile computing devices that provide computing solutions to fleet operators and field workforces in work environments. Its vehicle cabin installed and portable tablets offer computing power and communication capabilities that provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed, and mileage. In addition, the company designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies various customized military computer-based systems, simulators, automatic test equipment, and electronic instruments for the defense and aerospace markets. Its solutions and systems are integrated into critical systems, such as command and control, missile fire control, maintenance of military aircraft, and missiles for use by the Israeli Air Force and Navy, and by foreign defense entities. MICT, Inc. primarily serves application service providers, and solution providers specializing in the mobile resource management markets. The company was formerly known as Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to MICT, Inc. in July 2018. MICT, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Montvale, New Jersey.

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